No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do.

22nd May, 1940 : In Britain, Emergency Powers (Defence) Act passed, giving the government control over persons and property.

German forces at Noyelles now turn northwards, the 2nd Armoured Division towards Boulogne, and the 1st in the direction of Calais. At the Chateau de Vincennes on the outskirts of Paris, General Weygand explains his plan to avoid defeat to Reynaud and Churchill.

About Ludwig von Gress

Born in communist Europe, interested in defence matters on a macro scale, with a cavalry “devil may care spirit” from his grandfather and cautious effectiveness of asymmetric warfare approach from his guerilla father. He sometimes despairs that he may be the only one taking the defence of Australia seriously.
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